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Paul Craig Roberts: Obama’s Expanding Kill List — Feb 11, 2013

by Paul Craig Roberts

Prosecutors always expand laws far beyond their intent. Attorneys in civil cases do the same. For example, the 1970 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was passed in order to make it easier for the government to convict members of the Mafia. However, the law, despite its intent, was quickly expanded by prosecutors and attorneys and used in cases against pro-life activists, Catholic bishops, corporations accused of hiring illegal immigrants, and in divorce cases. “Junk bond king” Michael Milken, a person with no ties to organized crime, was threatened with indictment under the RICO Act. Prosecutors have found that the asset freeze provision in the Act is a convenient way to prevent a defendant from being able to pay attorneys and, therefore, makes it easier for prosecutors to coerce innocent defendants into a guilty plea.

We are now witnessing the expansion of Obama’s Kill List. The list began under the Bush regime as a rationale for murdering suspect citizens of countries with which the US was not at war. The Obama regime expanded the scope of the list to include the execution, without due process of law, of US citizens accused, without evidence presented in court, of association with terrorism. The list quickly expanded to include the American teen-age son of a cleric accused of preaching jihad against the West. The son’s “association” with terrorism apparently was his blood relationship to his father.

As Glenn Greenwald recently wrote, the power of government to imprison and to murder its citizens without due process of law is the certain mark of dictatorship. Dictatorship is government unconstrained by law. On February 10 the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Obama dictatorship now intends to expand the Kill List to include those accused of acting against foreign governments. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an “Algerian militant” accused of planning the January attack on an Algerian natural gas facility, has been chosen as the threat that is being used to expand Obama’s Kill List to include participants in the internal disputes and civil wars of every country.

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I have a question about drones.

I don't want to start a new thread so I will ask it hear since many on Obombas kill list will be killed with drones.

I've seen videos of drone strikes in the desert or on roadways but how do they work in heavily wooded areas?

Just look at the non-military stuff

Thirteen year olds are designing these things.

http://youtu.be/MvRTALJp8DM

You want stability, download one of the competing versions to do it. You want GPS, Gyro control? You want full guidance control or even self-aware autonomous way-point flight planning? Just find the right module and load it up. All these programs are modular and apply to all types of flying craft, from planes to 1 rotor copters to multi-rotor to full sized. It's all the same software.

They already have that figured out.

The technology is there, they just working to perfect it. I think they're called tracker jackers.

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